ISO 800 • 1/8 sec. • f/1.4 • 25mm lens
Taking Your Photography to the Next Level
Your creativity comes through in your images when you can control your camera, and the professional exposure modes allow you such control. With practice, these modes will probably become the backbones of your photography. They allow you to influence the three factors that make exposure: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Accessing the professional modes is as simple as turning the Mode dial to P, A, S, or M. If you want to take that next step in controlling your photography, it is important to understand not only how to control these modes, but why and when to adjust them so that you make the images you want. So let’s move that Mode dial to the first of our professional modes: Program Auto.